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oscar buzz. >> shall we stop this bleeding? >> reporter: this year's blockbusters have something else in common. you better block out three hours if you want to see one. as we approach the end of the year, hollywood's heavyweights are posting some hefty run times. spielberg's "lincoln" clocks in at 2 1/2 hours. "les miserables" is almost three hours. >> and a whop iping 2:49, "neverending." >> they should all be called the never ending story. >> one word of advice, go to the toilet before the movie started. >> reporter: why try to hold the moviegoers attention so long. many say blame it on oscar. there's a feeling in hollywood the academy won't take a best picture contender seriously if it's under two hours. this time of year, studios are racing to release these epics before the oscar deadlines. >> any film that opens on christmas day is also eligible for oscar. >> reporter: long oscars is nothing new. "gone with the wind" was almost four hours but included an intermission. >> frankly my dear, i don't give a damn. >> reporter: they don't seem to mind. >> if i'm involved in the subject
medications. >>> members of the motion picture academy has an extra day to vote for oscar nominations. problems with the new electronic oscar voting system, like forgetting passwords, might cause low turnout for nominations. >> there's one milestone we want to mention, considering the general dissatisfaction americans feel for air travel despite the cost and the sheer hassle, the fact is 2012 is in the record books as the safest year for air travel ever. not just in this country, around the world. nbc's tom costello reports. >> reporter: the numbers speak volumes. every day worldwide, there are 93,000 commercial airline flights. 3 billion passengers a year. and yet not a single fatal commercial airline accident in the u.s. in nearly four years. worldwide, 2012 is going down as the safest year ever, with just one accident for every 5.4 million flights. veteran aviation safety expert john cox. >> what's significant about that is that we're improving by 50% over last year, which was the aviation's safest year previously. >> reporter: why the improvement? pilots have never been better tra
. denzel will be close to the top in the best actionor race for the oscars. the play sbook also awesome. the move we a lot of stars. bradley cooper and jennifer lawrence and robert deniro is in that one. a man in the grip of mental illness in trying to deal with that. i sort of coalesced around what will the oscar race be. i'm saying zero dark 30 will win. >> i saw a movie called christmas vacation. it's the 28th straight year we watched it. a great movie. >> we watched willie wonka. >> that was a great one. the 71 version with gene wilder. >> that won seven oscars. >> the new is kind of creepy. >> johnny depp. >> what are did a stranger break down your door and give you for christmas? >> that's creepy. >> a kindle, a nook, an ipad? the man who ran the fcc on this thing we call the internet was born. the claims are a click away. maybe more than a click, but i think you get the drift. sometimes what we suffer from is bigger than we think ... like the flu. with aches, fever and chills- the flu's a really big deal. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works diffe
the actor/director earning serious oscar buzz. i thought the movie was amazing. i don't really watch movies, and when i do, i walk out of them. this was good. >> thank you. >> this was really good. >> thank you very much. >> this was like my muscles were clenched from beginning to end. and i still have images of the movie, and those moments especially when the embassy itself was being seized. it was just riveting. >> it really took you back. >> you know, it is absolutely going to be nominated and ought to win best picture of the year. the most amazing thing -- willie and i were talking about it earlier, the story itself. bill goldman used to say if it's not on the page, it's not on the stage. this story, how did it escape us? >> how did you find it? >> i love you guys. i want to be on the show permanently. thank you very much. it got declassified in '97. i'm not sure what the process of declassification is. i have a feeling it's moving one box from one to another. an enterprising journalist named josh bierman put together this set and wrote an article in a magazine. george clooney's company
committed to a movie? >> listen, i want anne hathaway to get that oscar, do you know why? can you imagine having to lose all that weight, to have your hair plucked off, so you looked like a chicken when you sang, and have a camera in tight on your face when you're trying to sing an octave higher than your natural register and pull it off, that's some mighty fine oscar bait.
. but i didn't know the half of it. i knew he was an oscar-nominated actor, a great actor who i had the pleasure of working w bith, but i found out today the most fascinating part of his life, the part that would make a great movie. and all of that happened before he became an actor. and i learned that today in his obituary. that's in tonight's rewrite. >>> in the spotlight tonight, the public musings of losers. here's how mitt romney explained why he lost to president obama just days after the election. >> what the president's campaign did was focus on certain members of his base coalition, give them extraordinary financial gifts from the government, and then work very aggressively to turn them out to vote, and that strategy worked. >> that explanation got mitt romney attacked and condemned by the likes of bobby jindahl and other republicans. they're now trying a new approach. tag romney said this about his father. he wanted to be president less than anyone i knew in my entire life. he had no desire to run, says tag, who worked with his mother and to persuade his father to seek the
was oscar madison on "the odd couple" and quincy. he was also the most heroic actor to play an american medical examiner in history. and that story is coming up. >>> the state of hawaii has itself a brand new united states senator elect. a little more than a week ago daniel inouye passed away outside of washington at the age of 88. his passing immediately kicked off a process to replace him in hawaii, and it is a process that's kind of unique to hawaii. hawaii's governor neil abercrombie was provided with a list of three potential replacements for senator inouye. the three they put together included the state's current lieutenant governor. the governor got to choose among those thee and tonight he announced his decision. >> i have informed the leadership of the united states senate with senator reid, the majority of the united states senate brian schatz will be the next senator from hawaii. >> brian schatz, governor abercrombie chose his own lieutenant governor to be the state's next senator. he's a former chairman of the presidential party. this appointment is not without controversy.
, but perhaps in the race for oscar recognition. which seems to suggest strongly by itself narrative strategy at least by the fact that it begins with 30 minutes or so of waterboarding and other forms of torture. the torture was absolutely necessary in tracking down bin laden. >> right. mark, the film starts with those brutal interrogation and torture themes and presents a linear narrative where whatever you think of them, people look at them and think they're bad, but end with things that americans thinking are very good, which is killing bin laden. i want to highlight this to your point. senators feinstein and mccain wrote that they believe the filmmakers have an obligation to state that the role of torture in the hunt for osama bin laden was not based on the facts. why do you think we mentioned the senior senators and john mccain who knows a thing or two about this are bent out of shape about the movie? >> well, i think they are politicians, just about all of them, and they know that you can state and state and restate facts. in fact, facts have little purchase when it comes to the powerfu
a lot of empty cans. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> oscar voters will have an extra day to cast their ballots following criticism of their new electronic voting system. the motion picture academy says members will have until friday to vote for their favorite films of 2012. but while they're looking back, the studios have a new slate of movies ready for 2013. some of them could be big box office blockbusters. take a look. >> i'm so sorry, mr. connor. it won't ever happen again. >> i swear to god. >> you're talking to god, so you might as well swear to me. >> it's mickey's town. you're not going to change anything around here, serge. >> you're losing los angeles to an eastern crook. it's just a crime wave. >> it's energy occupation. >> i need you to wage war against him. >> i'm looking to put a squad together. >> that's from the new film "gangster squad," it debuts this week. entertainment and pop culture expert of popgoestheweek.com is with me. good to see you. >> happy new year. >> happy new year. let's go through quickly the big ones coming out. "identity t
. >>> you probably remember jack klugman, he was oscar madison on "the odd couple" and quincy. he was also the most heroic actor to play an american medical examiner in history. and that story is coming up. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection, and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans and their families is without equal. begin your legacy, get an auto insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. meet the 5-passenger ford c-max hybrid. when you're carrying a lot of weight, c-max has a nice little trait, you see, c-max helps you load your freight, with its foot-activated lift gate. but that's not all you'll see, cause c-max also beats prius v, with better mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid. c'mon, michael! get in the game! [ male announcer ] don't have the hops for hoops with your buddies? lost your appetite for romance? and your mood is on its way down. you might not just be getting older. you might have a treatable condition calle
. it will get a second wind when the oscar nomination is coming outme out. >> it's an interesting comparison. it's also about the spirit and who you are and not about the superficial transient items of existence. >> you were talking about the images and it puts out an interesting thing. these two are out cast. >> ryan gosling. >> you have to search hard for love, but they look pretty good. >> talk breastly about the piece you wrote about your dad. >> i wrote a piece in sunday's paper that was a look at where we have come in america with gay rights and gay marriage and the gay eyes of my dad. he is 77, going on 78. fraternity guy and navy officer. when he learned from my mother who said i should not tell him myself that i was gay made him uncomfortable. he is so comfortable with it now in the biggest way. i had never done this interview with him that i had done over the years, hundreds of other americans about what was the trouble you had with this and what's the journey you traveled. i sat down with him a few days before i wrote the column and said can i talk about this? the greatest measure is
're not dressed up now? >> this is like oscar night when we talk about who did what in the politics and the winners and losers. year. it's really classy and humorous. >> how many winners as opposed to losers? >> there's an equal amount. we review it and are candid and we do it in a classy way. >> some of the winners are losers? >> some of the losers are winners but only those that watch will know for sure. >> that was a hell of a tease, reverend. that was really good. >> we're going to watch the revvie awards at 6:00 p.m. eastern. coming up next, we pause from the stories of day to remember those we lost in 2012. "morning joe" will be right back. ff vietnam in 1968. over the south pacific in 1943. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection, and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans and their families is without equal. begin your legacy, get an auto insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream abo
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